PPI Resources


Some resources that might be helpful as an introduction to PPI in research are below. 

An introduction to PPI


Standards for PPI


Budgeting for PPI


Writing a lay abstract/Writing in plain English


Reporting and evaluating PPI

  • Staniszewska S, Brett J, Simera I, Seers K, Mockford C, Goodlad S, et al. GRIPP2 reporting checklists: tools to improve reporting of patient and public involvement in research. BMJ [Internet]. 2017;358. Available from: http://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/358/bmj.j3453.full.pdf
  • Boivin A, L’Espérance A, Gauvin F-P, Dumez V, Macaulay AC, Lehoux P, et al. Patient and public engagement in research and health system decision making: A systematic review of evaluation tools. Health Expectations [Internet]. [cited 2018 Aug 1];0(0). Available from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/hex.12804
  • Brett J, Staniszewska S, Mockford C, Herron‐Marx S, Hughes J, Tysall C, et al. Mapping the impact of patient and public involvement on health and social care research: a systematic review. Health Expectations. 2012;


PPI Ignite Network at DCU Seminar Recordings

  • An Introduction to PPI (DCU PPI Ignite)
  • PPI in grant applications (HRB)
  • Developing a PPI project (Liam MacGabhann and Brendan)
  • Communicating with patients, the public and patient organisations (Avril Kennan, HRCI and Laura Brady, Fighting Blindness) 
  • The who, how, what and why of PPI (Gary Hickey, INVOLVE)
  • Writing a lay abstract (Sean Driver, NALA)
  • Budgeting for PPI (Lucy Whiston, PPI Ignite Network at DCU)
  • PPI principles in the co-design of an adolescent health literacy intervention
  • PPI examples from PPI Ignite Network at DCU Partners 


PPI with children and young people 2021 seminar recordings

  • A rights based approach to PPI with children and young people
  • Developing and operating a young person advisory group
  • Participatory health research with children and young people
  • PPI with children and young people through the TUSLA independent ethics committee


PPI with children and young people 2022 seminar recordings

  • Practical techniques and participatory methods for embedding children and young people’s involvement in health and social care research
  • Process of establishing the Young Person's Advisory Group at the National Children's Cancer Service
  • Research and data project examining the lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children: planning for the inclusion of public and patient involvement 


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If you are looking for specific resources please contact ppi@dcu.ie